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THE OMAHA DAILY- BEE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1907.
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. That report that the snowstorm has
saved the wheat crop of the northwest
is overdue, - 1
Sentence of cattle fencers to cus
tody of the marshal. Is no longer sen
tence to a good dinner at the Omaha
Dr. Wiley Is branding food products
as unwholesome at a rate which wilt
Boon leave the consumer nothing; to
(.hew but the rag.
Democrats in congress are opposing
the forest reserve policy of the govern
ment, although they have frequent use
for the tall timber.
. The Cincinnati base bail club has
signed a comedian for next season.
A good knockabout man Is always val
uable to a ball team.
Several states south of Mason and
Dixon's Une can tell California that
it does not pay to press the doctrine
of state's rights too far. i
. Harry Thaw Is said to have been a
victim of St Vitus' dance. He ap
pears to have also suffered from the
Florodora sextette dance.
"How to Be Tender" Is the title of a
tract Issued by the American Mission
ary society. Cannibals doubtless hope
the missionaries will learn.
-Close observation of the actions of
his relatives ought to convince the
Jury that If Harry Thaw is not Insane
he has had a remarkable escape.
It is announced that all of Thaw's
attorneys are democrats. That may
account for their failure to agree on
a policy for the conduct of the case.
Nicaragua and Honduras are prepar
ing for war and there seems no way
to stop them, as Secretary Taft Is too
busy to run down there until after
: Membeis of the Nebraska Retail
Hardware Merchants' association
should at once institute an official in
vestigation to discover who cast the
one vote that spoiled the game.
The assertion that the continued cold
weather has made. the ice crop so brit
tle that the ice easily breaks Into lit
tle pieces will give a hint of what the
consumer may expect next summer. ' '
Judge Alton B. Parker has publicly
expressed his belief that President
Roosevelt is right in the Brownsville
affair. It is a safe guess now that
Colonel Bryan will take the other end.
. The Thaw case Is great stuff for the
yellow journals and their saffron-
tued imitators. It emphasises the
necessity, however, of keeping these
poison-breeding sheets out of the home
Another educating uplift in the form
of a wrestling match is to be pulled
off at the Auditorium. Of course this
Is what inspired the popular subscrlD-
tions by which that structure was
Police Commissioner Bros ten went
to Lincoln to let Governor Sheldon
"else hlni up." The xepubllcans of
Omaha slsed him up pretty well last
year when he sought the mayoralty
Senator Bailey has apologised for
calling a witness in the Texas legisla
tive investigation a liar. He must
kav forgotten for the moment that
he was not 6a the floor of the United
Btjyd vp roR bkbbabka.
The slogan, "Stand np for Ne
braska," is always popular, bat it is
too often forgotten In the practical
application. Nebraska has great un
developed resources for whose exploi
tation capital and labor are required
far in excess of what we can draw
on ' from present population and
wealth. If Nebraska Is to grow big
and strong it must invite investments
from abroad and attract new people
from the outside. In no other way
can we strengthen and build up
present and prospective Industries by
which our raw products will be trans
formed into finished articles and em
ployment given to worklngmen and
working women. In dealing with the
multitudinous legislation affecting
business Interests, It is the safe rule,
therefore, for our Nebraska lawmakers
not to do anything that will put Ne
braska enterprises at a disadvantage
as compared with similar undertak
ings In neighboring states.
Nebraska wants to keep abreast of
the reform movement, which is bring
ing us to a higher level of commercial
morality and social standards, but it
cannot afford to go ahead of that move
ment to Its own detriment. The na
tional government, for example, has
set the pace In pure food legislation,
which should be extended to cover
food products manufactured and sold
wholly within state boundaries, yet it
would not be fair to our own business
Interests to make the Nebraska law so
much broader than' the national law
that foreign manufacturers taking ad
vantage of interstate commerce privi
leges would have the better of our
home manufacturers in their home
Where restrictive regulation can
mean only embarrassment to our own
business interests by turning their
trade over to outside concerns not sub
ject to the same limitations they can
work no substantial good. This ro
tates also to insurance legislation, as
between home and foreign insurance
companies; to matters of taxation, so
far as It works discrimination between
home and foreign Investors; to labor
legislation, so far as it would handi
cap labor imployeis In this state as
compared ' with labor employer In
other states who come in competition
"We cannot stand up for Nebraska
by putting a fence, around Nebraska
business and industrial expansion
higher than that surrounding the In
dustries of our neighbors. If we do,
we simply penalise ourselves and give
premiums to our rivals.
JAMES Buret s Mission.
The farewell dinner given by the
Pilgrim club at London to James
Biyce, the new British ambassador to
the United States, climaxes the satis
faction expressed on both sides of the
v ater at his appointment, but , it is
particularly noteworthy for the pres
ence and conspicuous part of the Japa
nese ambassador. The fact is perti
nently recalled that Mr. Bryce, almost
alone among leading British states
men, several years ago took a position
of aggressive hostility to the British
Japanese alliance. This he did per
sistently a-nd publicly, and the chief
ground of his opposition was that a
paramount aim of British foreign pol
icy should, be to cultivate and
strengthen friendly relations with the
American people, and that the obliga
tions of the treaty with Japan might
under change of circumstances stand
in. the way. of. that aim.
The selection of Mr. Bryce for the
Washington embassy at precisely the
time when friction between the United
States and Japan had developed thus
takes on added significance.- There Is
no doubt in any quarter of the abso
lute firmness of Mr. Bryce's convic
tions when deliberately formed or of
his' sincere admiration of the United
States and abiding friendship for, its
people. And his selection at this time
cannot be separated from his pro
nounced vlows of British international
policy elicited by the alliance with Ja
pan. It really means that the powerful in
fluence of the British government
would be put forth to the limit to
maintain peace and good relations in
the Pacific and the far east, so far as
the United States and Japan are con
cerned, it jby any turn of circumstances
those relations should be threatened.
STtVESH AND COSTHAVT QVKSTIOit.
While the alternatives presented to
tbe government by Chief Engineer
Stevens of accepting his resignation
or rejecting all bids for constructing
the Panama canal by contract bear an
unpleasant aspect, the great interocean
waterway undertaking, has reached a
I olnt at which no one man is essential
to Its success. The work went on even
rrore rapidly after Mr. Wallace's sud
den retirement as chief engineer
nearly two years ago, and the first
great stage of preparation and organ
ization was so far completed that Mr.
Shonts' recent resignation as 'chief ex
ecutive caused no embarrassment as
to the construction stage. , If Mr.
8tevens does not take It over, a suit
able successor wilt be found.
Neither does the canal depend upon
the question now critically up for de
cision whether construction shall be
pet formed directly by the government
or by private contract under govern
ment supervision. Each method has
points of advantage, but no ona has
ever claimed that the advantages or
disadvantages of either are so great as
to be vital.
Actual excavation and other con
structive work are going forward at
a rapidly increasing rate, now that the
effect of the vast preliminaries is be
ginning fairly to be realised. The
official report was given out at Wash
ington only a few days ago showing
tbat over a halt million cubic yards
were excavated In the Culebra cut
during the month of December, or
three times as much as the French
company was ever able to accomplish
in one month. And It Is officially be
lieved that within a year excavation
will. reach a million yards a month
and later be still further increased.
So too, there Is nothing in the con
struction of the dams and locks, the
two other great features of the work,
that cannot go right on either under
the government or under contract.
It Is safe to say, however, that the
government's decision between the
two methods will turn strictly on their
merit and practical considerations and
not on the arbitrary attitude of the
present chief engineer or any other
agent in the government's employ.
TUB SKW UKITKD BTiTER SEX ATE.
' With the election of Prank O. Brlggs
to succeed John F. Dryden of New
Jersey, all the thirty places in the
United States senate which would be
vacant on March 4 have been filed with
one exception. Rhode Island's legis
lature is still in a deadlock over the
selection of a successor to Senator
Wetmore, but every indication Is that
a choice will result before the end of
the present month.
For the first time in many years the
membership of the senate from March
4 promises to be complete. Reason
for this may undoubtedly be found in
the aroused public sentiment of the
country against deadlocks growing out
of the heretofore too prevalent- cus
tom of making a senatorial election
a matter of barter and sale In legisla
tive halls. The awakened public con
science has become manifest in an
evident realization by legislatures of
tbtlr duty to the people In many re
spects, Including the right of states
to their full representation in the na
tional congress. It shows, too, to
large extent in the personnel of the
new senate membership. Not to speak
of Nebraska, Copper , King Clark of
Montana has been displaced by Con
gressman Dixon, a young, vigorous
man, who promises to represent the
state Instead of a special interest.
Dryden of New Jersey, whose original
Credentials came from the Insurance
Interests and not from the people of
Ms state, has been retired. Richard
son succeeds Allee, a former chum of
Addicks of Delaware and champion of
his Oas trust interests. William Alden
Smith, a former newsboy, takes the
seat of a former lumber king from
Michigan, And Bourne", a clean-cut re
publican of the reform school, goes
from Oregon to succeed Mitchell,
whose connection with the western
land frauds sent him from the senate
The changes show - that even the
senate, in the final analysis, Is be
coming more subject to the will of the
reople.. . The big corporation Interests
still have faithful allies on guard in
the senate, but they can not fall to heed
the warning that will come to them
on' March 4 in the form of new mem
bers who represent popular resentment
against corporation domination in the
upper bouse of congress. .
The partisan division of the new sen-
late will be more . one-sided than at
present. The republicans will have
sixty-one members and the democrats
twenty-nine, giving the administration
a clean two-thirds vote on any matter
Involving the drawing of strict party
Those moss-covered claims ' resur
rected for legislative sanction after
being rejected year after year by pre
ceding legislatures will bear watching.
Threatened raids on the treasury
through the claims bill, however, are
not the only -points of danger. Every
ettimate for appropriations for state
institutions should be gone over with
a fine tooth comb to catch the steals
and jobs. The temptation to get a
hand Into the state's cash box is al
ways too strong to be resisted unless
the legislature sits firmly on the lid.
The complaint filed with the Inter
state Commerce commission Jointly by
shippers. In Kansas. City, St. Joseph
and Omaha for relief from unjust
through rates is signed by thirty-seven
Kansas City fjrms, four St. Joseph firms
and eighteen Omaha firms. la this
ratio Kansas City is unquestionably
overweighted as t ' relative business,
but the ratio between Omaha and St.
Joseph Is probably not far wide of the
The railroad attorneys seem to have
decided that it wotrtd not be to their
Interest to break into the case brought
in the supreme court to test the valid
ity of the newly adopted state railway
commission amendment to the consti
tution. Their experience in the hear
ing in the railroad tax cases at Wash
ington must have converted them to
the old adage about discretion being
tbe better part of valor.
Uncle "Mose" Klnkald is not dis
posed to accept the concoction whlcji
the rest of the Nebraska delegation
have mixed up for him in the new fed
eral judicial bill. If the congress
man from the big Sixth will hold out
long enough to throw the whole sub
ject over to the next session of con
gress, no barm, at least, will be done.
The csar's physicians have advised
him that he will die unless he takes
a long walk every day, and the Bomb
Throwers' union has intimated that he
will die if he tries to take a long walk
every day. The csar is one of the
rich men of the world who is not an
object of envy.
Tbe distribution by John D. Rocke
feller of $12,000,000 to various col
leges and educational institutions
should be the signal for another yawp
from our amiable popocratlc contem
porary, the World-Herald. ' It some
of this money should by accident find
Its way to the University of Nebraska
the long pent-up spasm of indignation
could not possibly be kept in.
California indorses the president's
declaration that he would like to see
a line of swift steamers plying between
the Pacific coast and the orient. Cali
fornia would like to furnish the car
goes for a few of them In the form of
Chinese and Japanese coolies ticketed
for home. '
"God keeps some men good fry allow
ing them to think they are running
the universe," says the Los Angeles
Times. Senator Foraker doubtless
thinks he could name the man the
Times is slapping at.
Richmond Pearson Hobson still in
sists -that he can see a Japanese war
cloud hovering over" America. Hob
son, It will be remembered, was re
tired from the navy on account of his
The Coaatry la Safe.
St. Louts Republic.
Barn Kaneko says that Bushtdo, Ja
pan's moral system, Insists that not a finger
shall be raised against a benefactor. If
Bushldo la on our side we are safe.
The C'omlmsr Mlllenlam,
K-eferaska Is the latest State to fall Into
line with anti-pass legislation. Scon It will
be possible for a person of Influence to ride
from ocean to ocean and pay full fare all
Would Brave Men Bo Itt
Americans have long coddled and "ba
bled" the people of Japan. Now that the
Japanese have become lusty, powerful and
proud, would they hit Ban Francisco when
it is down 7
A Chaasce of Time.
Not long ago the railroads were giving re
bates to get business; now that they are
not allowed to give rebate they are get
ting so much business they complain about
being swamped. What's the answer?
, Quia oa Coal Lands.
. Baltimore News.
The government 4b Inquiring Into the In
terest of the Burlington railroad In coal
lands. So long as Independent operators
have as competitors the common carriers
that transport their output, they are ob
viously at a great disadvantage.
Giving; His Measure.
Senator Bailey continues to strengthen
the belief that a mistake was made in re
turning him- to the senate before Investi
gating te charges against him. The man
who answers his accusers by shouting
"Liar!" and offering to fight may be sen
sitive on the point of honor, but he does
not convince people of his Innocence. The
way to answer an accusation Is to dis
prove It. Trial by combat is out of date.
An Impressive Persuader.
It Is now feared that a "Joker" has been
Inrertcd In the agricultural bill which will
cripple the execution of the pure food law
by providing that none of the 1600.000 ap
propriated in that bill shall be paid to per
sons holding slate. County or . municipal
offices. Fortunately the pure food law,
marvelous to relate, is not only of Inesti
mable . werth but Is executing Itself. No
manufacturer who values his trade will
ever run the rlslc of giving his product a
black eye by a prosecution In the federal
courts, and he will even watch his com
petitors In the hope of putting them out of
business in this way. There never was
anything like it.
Choke Ob? the Alarmists.
New Tork Tribune.
There Is no more proline cause of war
than a quarrelsome, habit of mind. The
nation which persistently thinks of war
and watches for pretexts for wax Is peril
ously, .near, the possibility of war both
positively, because of 'the militant excite
ment of such mental operations, and nega
tively, because of the embarrassments and
obstacles thus presented to the peaceful
and friendly adjustment of matters of dif
ference. The worst feature of last week's
baseless "war scare" was that It com
bined' both these positive and negative
qualities of evil. It made directly for the
precipitation of a causeless war by in
flaming the American mind with false Im
pressions of Japan and angering the Japa
nese with libels upon them; and at the
same time Its whole tendency was to delay
and hinder those delicate negotiations which
were known to be In progress for the just
and honorable settlement of the little con
troversy between the two nations.
' GOVERNMENT FINANCES.
Prosperity Crowds the Door of Vnele
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
The revenues of the federal government
continue to reflect an unbroken and ex
traordinary' business prosperity. The gain
from customs during January over the
month last year was no less than 12,236,
700, and fiom Internal and miscellaneous
revenue sources the gain was nearly as
much more. At tbe same time expendi
tures increased by leas than a million,
there having been reductions enough In
various other items to overcome largely
an increase In outgo of some t3.000.000
on account of "public works." There ac
cordingly results for the month a large
Increase over a year ago In surplus rev
enue, as follows:
January. ' 1907. 190.
Revenue 55. 237,600 fH.7v0,K4
Expenditure 47.S27.SU 4tf.Uia.7S6
Surplus I7.410,25 $3.870.3
Which . bring the surplus for the fiscal
year to date up to tS2,4tSl,168 comparing
wun a aencu lur me same penoa last year
of above t3,000,000, and a deficit of above
128.000.000 tor the like time In the year be
The lust months of a fiscal year are com
monly those of comparatively large rev
enue and light expenditure, and It la there
fore to be expected that the present sur
plus will be largely added to by the end
of June. But even now the government
hs,s aa accumulated available surplus or
cash balance In its possession of some
fc3S.000.OUO, of which 14,tlUO,0UO Is on deposit
with national banks; and by June SO this
surplus accumulation la likely to reich
There should therefor be no question
of what disposition is Jo be made of the
tll4,IU4JO of 4 per cent govancnent bonds
outsandlng which mature at tbat time.
They would be taken up and canceled to
the last dollar; and oven then the govern
ment would have a cash balance on hand
much larger than It ought to carry. The
extinction of tts bonds would not greatly
disturb tbe national bank circulation, since
they ngure to no considerable extent In the
bank holdings for such a purpose. But
In any case there should be no perpetuation
of a public debt merely to afford bank
circulation a security which Is not needed
and which ought to give way to a more
workable aad satisfactory method.
OTHER LANDS TH AN Ot R.
The transfer ot Minister of Kducatlon
Blrrell to the post of chief secretary for
Ireland excite much Interest, chiefly be
cause of the close relation the office bears
to the home rule mpejrure, whlrh the
liberal ministry Is pledged to Introduce at
the approaching on of Parliament, in
many reaepcts the office Is most undesirable
and Is generally regarded as a graveynrd
for political reputations. A score of able
Englishmen have in the last ten years at
tempted to perform duties of the office
only to find themsolves overwhelmed with
difficulties created by their own blunder
Mr. Blrrell takes up the burden laid down
by Mr. Bryce confronted by a people tn
an attitude of passive resistance, but firmly
and unitedly demanding the right to legis
late for themselves. As a home 'ruler, Mr.
Blrrell Is a consistent supporter of the
proposition, not only for Ireland, but also
for Scotland. He Is a much younger man
than Mr. Bryce, and Is better equipped,
physically, to carry forward a measure of
Irish self-government destined to arouse
and encounter the Implacable opposition of
the unionists In the commons and the
House of Lords. Whether the new measure
will approach that for which Gladstone
fought and fell, or a halfway measure on
the devolution plan, Is yet a matter ot
speculation. Much gossip Is afloat con
cerning agreements and disagreements be
tween the ministry and the Irish nationalist
party. As no announcement of a definite
character has been made It is snfe to con
clude that the measure is still in the for
mative stage. Evidently the ministers and
the nationalists leaders are earnestly striv
ing to reach an honorable and satisfactory
agreement, which will enable -all divisions
of the Liberal party to present a united
front In the struggle.
The movement for a South African feder.
atlon Is growing. One of the most active
promoters of it, Mr. Abe Bailey, In a re
cent address, suggested the appointment f
two experts by each South African state
to consider the problems Involved and to
furnish a report. He urged the Importance
of a central government In order to check
the rapid accumulation of stato debts, to
prevent the friction arising from rival rail
way system, to constitute a common de
fense force, to Initiate a uniform native
policy, and to deal with the questions of
Aslatlo Immigration and the supply of
labor. Above all, he said, when once they
had a federal Parliament representing the
people of South Africa they would be able
to make their demands and place their
views before the British public with no un
certain voice. The Ideal which they all
had at heart was tho establishment of a
great nation In South Africa. Till they
achieved federation they would raver be
able to breathe a national atmesphere.
The United Btates lags far behind Ger
many and Great Britain In providing for
Insuring worklngmen and women against
The new British law which goes Into ef
fect July 1 extends compensations for in
juries to almost the whole wage-working
population. It brings certain diseases with
in the category of "accidents." It takes
away the right of the employer to set up
as a defense In certain cases that the work
man by his misconduct brought about the
accident and the injury.
If the injury causes death and the work
man leaves persons dependent on his earn
ings the amount Is a sum equal to the
wages earned In the same employment dur
ing the three previous years, or $730, which
ever Is the greater. Where the accident
causes disablement a weekly payment not
exceeding $4.86 Is provided, but otherwise
it may be any sum up to half the average
Many small shopkeepers or- householders
may feel It very inconvenient to make a
weekly payment of $2.18 or $2.43 tn s me
Injured servant. Some will try to evade
the law by giving enly casual or short
term employment. A more usual course
will be to Insure the risk, and companies
are being formed for that purpose.
The reruns of tho quinquennial French
census, tnkert on March 4 of last year, were
made public a few days ago. The figures
have readily confirmed the general predic
tions that the period from 1901 to 1906 would
show a still more marked falling off In the
Increase of population. . Excluding French
citizens In Algeria, In the colonies, and
abroad, the census shows a population of
S9.S37.i35, an Increase since 1901 of only
J90,S22, or three-quarters of I per cent. This
rate of augmentation, minute as It - Is,
represents, nevertheless, a falling off from
the period 1896-1901, when the Increase was
nearly 445,000. A striking though not un
usual fact Is that, of the total population
Increase of 290,000, more than 223.000 is ac
counted for by cities with a population of
over 80,000. Thirty-two departments only
showed an Increase In population; fifty-two
departments showed an aatual decrease,
two departments. Lot and Olse, suffering
a diminution of more than 10,000. Of the
great cities not all have added appreclately
to their population. Paris has risen from
1714.000 to $.703,000: Marseilles from 491,000
to HT.OOO; Lyons from 469.0CO to 472.0TO. and
Lille from 206,000 to 810,000. Comparatively
the best showing was made by the smaller
Industrial towns and by Nice, which rose
from 105,090 to 134.000. On the other hand,
Bordeaux has suffered a loss of 6.000, and
Toulouse, St. Etlenne. Nantes and Havre
are practically at a standstill. -
. Near Gottlngen there Is a little town
called Wltsenhausen, which has long been
famous, or rather Infamous, for a kind of
wine known as the "drelmannerweln." be
cause It requires one man to drink It, a
second to hold him and a third to pour It
down his throat Another thing for which
this place. Is known la a factory Ot which
the paper for Germany's postagjr stamps
Is made. Here also is located Germany's
first and only colonial school, Minded by
some wealthy adherents of thf colonial
policy. It was opened In 1899, ltth room
for seventy students, which is not nearly
enough for all who apply. Among the
branches taught are colonliil politics,
economics, jurisprudence, natural science,
tropical hygiene, languages, I agriculture,
gardening, forestry, riding. Atspecial fea
ture Is the segregation of the Vtudents in
dormitories to keep them out If taverns,
as it la well known that nothing Is so dis
astrous to the whites In the (tropica as
habits of alcoholic Indulgence. Hi speaking
of the ambitions of these studenVi Hetnrich
Lee makes a comparison betweenlthem and
the Anglo-American students whh Is not
flattering to his countrymen. 1 hlle the
American or English student In I colonial
school aims at an Independent career,
nearly all the Germans desire, loove all
things, a government position, wltli a fixed
salary and pension and titles. ot of the
alms of the Wltsenhausen scholt Is to
weaken this spirit of dependence.
Ways of tho Lobbyist,
Bt. Louis Republic.
The successful lobbyist is born, notaade.
Hla essential characteristic. Is a native In
herent diabolism that can not be acquired.
Ha Is Mephlstophelea Incarnate. Hla h ood
runs cold and his heart never boats quHk.
Appealing to the sybarite In others, he . is
himself aa ascetic He plies the arts of ti e
pander, but is not stirred with the lust of
the libertine. Providing for, his victim every
pleasure of the sense, he shares In none.
Hla enjoyments are all of tbe mind and
his revelries In thoughts of how ha has
debased his fellow men. All the poetry of
life far him is summed up In the one
grand epic 'The Fall of ' Man." His su
preme article of faith Is original sin, and
his single labor of love to Illustrate Its f-ncieucy.
Makes delicious hot biscuit, .
griddle cakes rolls and muffins.
An absolutely pure, cream of tartar powder.
"OYAL SAKINd POWOtSj CO., NEW VOS.K.
Chicago's budget of expenses for 1907 foots
New Jersey Inclines to the belief that the
rocks of Gibraltar cannot always reach the
seat of trouble.
The river and harbor bill holds out no
prospect of deepening Salt river for the
rush of navigation In 1906.
Senator Penrose, member of the Postal
commission, who would regulate the con
tents and weight of newspapers, halls from
Pennsylvania, where press muasllng proved
a screaming farce.
The new attorney general of New York
state, who leaped Into office with weird
whoops for Hearst, made the leap of his
life at Rochester the other night, when
detectives raided n house where he was
stopping Incog, and secured satisfactory
evidence for a divorce suit.
When Senators Piatt and Depew are In
Washington they always appear in the
senate chamber early. Beyond their at
tendance at morning prayer the two oM
men take no part In the procFedlngs and
neither of them ever stays through the
session. Except that they are on the pay
roll and have a right to vote should votes
be needed they might As well live in New
York stats permanently.
Albany correspondents of New York City
papers, In measuring Governor Hughes with
the tape of one month's rule, says he has
made himself the ruler of tho republican
party in tie state and that "his leadership
Is of a different kind from that which haa
been held In the state In recent years.
Where others have led or controlled by
political machination or combination,
Hughes is a leader' by eliminating these
things from his life and giving his undi
vided attention to the governing of the
state In the interests of the people of tho
There is a law In Alabama requiring suc
cessful candidates for United States sena
tor to appear in person before the legisla
ture and accept "the office. Until the re
cent re-election of the veteran Senator
John T. Morgan this law has been rigidly
observed. At that time the condition of
Mr. Morgan's health was sach that phy
sicians advised agalnat travel. When the
Alabama legislature learned of this tl
promptly and unanimously adopted a joint
resolution suspending the odd old rule to
suit Mr. Morgan's convenience. This was
done without a request being made by the
Hot Air from tola pipes.
Premier Laurler haa about come to the
conclusion that "Canada will, never gel
anything out of the United States that it
does not pay for." This Is serious ertpr on
Sir Wilfrid's part. Canada has gotten, the
best part'of her western citizens out of
the United States and did not pay a cent
for them. In fact, they paid to get In.
Some Bargains Left
UR Alteration Sale still goes on.
We have specials in all lines.
A Few Specials for Saturday
We have about 6 Children's
Overcoats, ages 3 to 10 years,
that sold up to $6.00, on sale $50
now at the low price oty
We also have a special sale of Children's
Knee Pants that sold up to $2, now.. 75c
RnvQ finlf Gloves SDecial -25c
J " , . r
Boys' Winter Caps,
E. S. WILCOX, Manager.
It Worried Him at First
He had made up his mind to buy' a piano. He felt
that he ought to look all around. Several well meaning
people recommended the Kimball piano. He called at
two or three piano stores and asked for the Kimball
piano and the way they did jump upon the Kimball and
run it down WORRIED IHM VERY1 MUCH. He thought
his friends must have been mistaken. When he reached
our store and was shown the Kimball piano, and given
an opportunity to examine it inside and out, he ceased
to worry and'he said it was no wonder the other fellows
didn't want him to see the Kimball, because they had
shown him nothing that was anywhere its equal, and
many of them asked much more for their pianos than
the Kimbal cost.
Don't be persuaded by anyone to buy until you see
the Kimball. We sell a magnificent now Kimball for
$355 cash or $10 monthly. 't
A. HOSPE CO.
1513 Douglas St.
Good News For The Captives. Embargo Is Lifted.
GENUINE SHERIDAN COAL
. AOAIN IN THE MARKET AFTER 3 MONTHS ABSENCE
VICTOR WHITE COAL CO. 1605 FARXAU TEL DOUGLAS 127.
"Your right ear la red. Somebody's talk
ing about you."
' Probably It s the hny who hit me on
that ear with a enowball."-cieveland n'n
"On what rround," the alienist wns
asked, "do you declare the prisoner In
"On the simple ground of humanity," re
plied the alienist; "for if he isn't cmsy,
he's up against it." Philadelphia ledger.
""For 3 cents," said the policeman, an
grily, "I'd run you In.
"Good thing you said 'two.' " replied the
bold, bail college youth, "becnup one cop
per couldn't do It." Philadelphia Press.
"Would you mind telling me your name?"
asked the sympathetic matron.
"I'd druther not, ma'am," said Ruffon
Wrats, gratefully accepting the plate of
cold vlrtuala. "I'm travelln' strlckly
Incog." Chicago Tribune.
"What did that small boy say when you
told him he might grow up to be president
of the United States?" said one School
"It didn't seem to Impress him," an
swered the other. "He said nearly every
body was being mentioned for that rw's'
tion nowadays." Washington Star.
Trust Lawyer Now, to reporters and ths
public you must treat that government re
port like a joke,
Tr.ist Magnate (gloomily) So It is, but
the joke's on us.-Baltlniore American,
When the youth In the city wrote the old
man that he had been "plnyln' of the devil
an' s-doln' of nuthln'," the old man replied:
"Kt you've been a-playin" of the devil you
shorely must a been a-doln' of something,
kase the devil Is no lonfer. He keeps busy
six days in the work and don't go to sleep
In church on a Sunday I" Atlanta Consti
tution. BACK YONDEIl
When the time of toll Is ended and ths stars
bgln to show
And the firelight fades and flickers and the
shadows come and go:
When the present day la fading through
the portals of the past
To Join the other days that made the jour
ney all too fast.
You can't help going with It far enough to
And maybe it will take your hand and lead
you: and you try
To laugh and hope, Just as you did when
everything was new
And you were living in the land of things
you meant to do.
It takes you to the rainbow which showed
treasure's hiding place;
It ahows youth's starting point, where all
were equal In the race.
The winter's fierceness there was all for
gotten in a day.
For nothing was so real as the blossoming
of May. ...
The stars that shine afar then seemed so
That one might pluck them from the aky,
should we but persevere.
Life's fairest, truest Joys are those too fair
to e'er be true; ....
They dwell back yonder In tbe land of
things we meant to do.
King &. Co
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